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ali_lapetina

Ali Lapetina Visual Storyteller Founder @womenofbanglatown http://www.alilapetina.com/
361 posts
27,117 followers
1,270 following

Newly immigrated syrian refugees wait in line for ice cream at an ‭eid al adha celebration in metro detroit, 2016. #worldrefugeeday #syrianamericanrescuenetwork

comment 14 star 426 4 weeks ago

Graduation pictures line the dining room wall in @triceclark’s childhood home on balfour street in detroit’s morningside neighborhood.
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listen — our balfour story: three generations, one block. podcast by @thecityproper for @michiganradio #onassignment

comment 16 star 348 last month

A mother watches her children and their father swim in the detroit river on memorial day in detroit, michigan.

comment 13 star 603 last month

Opening reception of my photo exhibition, the rohingya who made it to chicago - tomorrow may 25th, 7pm @olomancafe in hamtramck, michigan
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#rohingyarefugees #rohingya #rohingyaamerican #muslim #muslimamerican #hamtramck #immigrants #refugees #myanmar

comment 11 star 459 last month

How has the year gone by already. happy 1 year anniversary to my other half @marty_coons #weddinganiversary #franklloydwright #detroit .
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. 📷 @davidwilliambaum

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Mornings in the center of town. #moulvibazar #bangladesh

comment 49 star 852 April 2018

The entrance to the home where i lived last month in moulvibazar, bangladesh. i miss hearing the children next door play their instruments and sing. i miss the morning ritual of taking sadia to school with her mother. i miss watching the sunset on the roof with a community of women.

comment 10 star 723 April 2018

Samsunnahar watches a local fisherman catch fish from the pond near her home in moulvibazar, bangladesh.

comment 31 star 1,235 April 2018

Take me back to warmer days on the roof at @womenofbanglatown. excited to share about upcoming programming and events. details coming soon 😊

comment 41 star 1,609 April 2018

Sheuly, age 11, is a housemaid in moulvibazar, bangladesh. after school she goes to work with her single mother, where she cleans dishes and takes care of children. she started working at age 9. when i spoke with her, sheuly began to cry. she said she dreams about becoming a teacher. many young girls in bangladesh are forced to drop out of school to help support their family.

comment 25 star 765 April 2018

Going through the archive. #ralphcwilsonjrfoundation #detroitpal #2016

comment 7 star 546 March 2018

Snow angels on a snow day. #detroit

comment 16 star 581 March 2018